Recently published in the Pediatric ANNALS Vol.45No.7,2016 is a remarkably well written study and journal which reviews CAP (Chronic Abdominal Pain) vs. MALS (Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome) in a group of 30 MALS Patients. The findings are a brief overview and some pretty interesting psychosocial data is shared in the charts within. This journal was put
In this video you a very smart medical student outlines the all of the connections of the arcuate ligament and its relationship to the body with diagrams. She goes into such great detail she even found a mistake in her medical book. All of her sources are provided. We hope you enjoy the video.
“When you open up about your condition, you don’t just receive information,” Dr. Wicks said, “you also start sharing your own information with others. You get to be the helper sometimes, and helping people makes you feel really good.”` Ultimately, what I had thought of as a black-and-white decision — tell or don’t tell —
For those of your contemplating or have had vascular work done. Please read FDA concern over experimental procedures that use balloon angioplasty devices to treat autonomic dysfunction: FDA safety communication Date issued: March 8, 2017 Audiences: Health care providers who manage the care of patients with autonomic dysfunction, including neurologists, interventionalists (radiologists, vascular surgeons, and
Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome falls under the umbrella of Rare Diseases–but it has been in that category for less than a year. Before that, it was simply overlooked. February 28 is Rare Disease Day. All of us who have been affected by conditions that doctors don’t know much about recognize the need for research and
This figure is a great illustration of the difference between the median arcuate ligament in a person without compression and a person with MALS. In the second image, the diaphragm is lower than in the first, causing the median arcuate ligament to compress the celiac artery. This compression, and the inflammation of the surrounding nerves,
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